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  1. Bestsellers
    The Road

    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Illustrated by Gérard DuBois

    $105.00

    Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road is presented as a Folio collector’s edition, with artist Gérard DuBois’s beautiful and desolate illustrations and Michael Chabon’s New York Review of Books essay. Winner of the Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Prize at the V&A Illustration Awards 2022.

  2. Noughts and Crosses

    Noughts and Crosses

    Malorie Blackman

    Illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi

    $100.00

    Introduced by Benjamin Zephaniah and illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi, this stunning new Folio Society edition of Noughts & Crosses showcases Malorie Blackman’s award-winning thriller set in a reimagined Western society.

  3. The Handmaid’s Tale

    The Handmaid’s Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

    $100.00

    ‘Science fiction has monsters and spaceships; speculative fiction could really happen.’ Margaret Atwood’s chilling cautionary tale is illustrated by the Balbusso sisters.

  4. Sharpe’s Triumph

    Sharpe’s Triumph

    Bernard Cornwell

    Illustrated by Douglas Smith

    $100.00

    Folio’s illustrated Sharpe series continues with Sharpe’s Triumph. Douglas Smith provides rousing scratchboard images for the first illustrated editions of Bernard Cornwell’s enormously popular historical adventures.

  5. The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 1)

    The Roald Dahl Collection (Set 1)

    Roald Dahl

    Illustrated by Quentin Blake

    $170.00

    Grab your golden ticket for three of Roald Dahl’s finest fizz-whizzing adventures – James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Twits – in this splendiferous new Folio Society set, featuring Quentin Blake’s iconic black-and-white illustrations.

  6. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    Michael Chabon

    Illustrated by Chris Samnee

    $190.00

    Experience The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay with this special collector’s edition. Featuring illustrations by comic book artist Chris Samnee, Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is also introduced by Michael Moorcock.

  7. A Confederacy of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces

    John Kennedy Toole

    Illustrated by Jonny Hannah

    $95.00

    Brilliantly conceived and outrageously funny, John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces makes its illustrated debut in a standout edition that includes a new preface by Bill Bailey.

  8. The Godfather

    The Godfather

    Mario Puzo

    Illustrated by Robert Carter

    $195.00

    Mario Puzo’s brilliant and brutal story of Mafia feuds and retribution in post-war New York is published in a sensational new illustrated Folio Society edition, introduced by Jonathan Freedland.

  9. Oryx and Crake

    Oryx and Crake

    Margaret Atwood

    Illustrated by Harriet Lee-Merrion

    $100.00

    Never has a plague-ravaged world been so brilliantly depicted. Dark, edgy and eerily prophetic, Oryx and Crake is the blistering page-turner from Margaret Atwood that is making its stunning Folio debut.

  10. Get Shorty

    Get Shorty

    Elmore Leonard

    Illustrated by Gary Kelley

    $95.00

    Elmore Leonard’s acerbic rampage through Miami’s underworld and Hollywood’s movie industry is given a much-anticipated Folio production.

  11. Of Mice and Men

    Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck

    Illustrated by James Albon

    $80.00

    Published by The Folio Society for the first time, Of Mice and Men is John Steinbeck’s electrifying tale of injustice and shattered dreams, set during the Great Depression.

  12. Kindred

    Kindred

    Octavia E. Butler

    Illustrated by James E. Ransome

    $85.00

    The past becomes a deadly leash in Octavia E. Butler’s remarkable science-fiction thriller Kindred. This special Folio Society edition features work by award-winning artist James E. Ransome.

  13. A Hero Born

    A Hero Born

    Jin Yong

    Illustrated by Ye Luying

    $110.00

    Jin Yong’s action-packed fantasy transports readers deep into China’s tumultuous past. This Folio edition of A Hero Born features stunning artwork by Ye Luying and an introduction by Ken Liu.

  14. Sophie’s World

    Sophie’s World

    Jostein Gaarder

    Illustrated by Sandra Rilova

    $120.00

    Mysticism, mystery and philosophical wonder leap off every page of Sophie’s World, a book that has moved the consciousness of millions, and now presented in a stunning new Folio edition.

  15. Editors Choice
    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    George Orwell

    Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

    $95.00

    Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger introduces Orwell’s masterpiece in this striking new edition.

  16. The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

    Illustrated by Mark Thomas

    $100.00

    Featuring giants, duels, man-eating swamp rats and, of course, true love, Goldman’s funny and poignant lampoon of the fairy-tale tradition has inadvertently become a classic of the genre.

  17. The Silmarillion

    The Silmarillion

    J. R. R. Tolkien

    Illustrated by Francis Mosley

    $105.00

    Before The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit came The Silmarillion – a rich tapestry of tales and legends which tells the story of Middle-earth.

  18. The Left Hand of Darkness

    The Left Hand of Darkness

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Illustrated by David Lupton

    $95.00

    The first illustrated edition of Ursula K. Le Guin’s masterpiece, The Left Hand of Darkness. The Folio Society edition also includes an introduction by Becky Chambers and exquisite illustrations by David Lupton.

  19. Diamonds Are Forever

    Diamonds Are Forever

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    $95.00

    Ian Fleming’s superspy returns in Diamonds Are Forever, the sixth volume of our James Bond collection, with Fay Dalton’s artwork oozing glamour and danger.

  20. Anansi Boys

    Anansi Boys

    Neil Gaiman

    Illustrated by Francis Vallejo

    $180.00

    Neil Gaiman’s raucous comedy Anansi Boys bursts into the spotlight in an extraordinary Folio collector’s edition, filled with vibrant images by artist Francis Vallejo and introduced by Afrofuturist Nalo Hopkinson.

  21. Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Ray Bradbury

    Illustrated by Tim McDonagh

    $85.00

    Comedian, writer and broadcaster Frank Skinner introduces the new Folio edition of Ray Bradbury’s dark fantasy masterpiece Something Wicked This Way Comes, with thrilling illustrations by artist Tim McDonagh.

  22. The Hornblower Set 2: Captain Hornblower

    The Hornblower Set 2: Captain Hornblower

    C. S. Forester

    Illustrated by Joe McLaren

    $305.00

    Hornblower is one of the greatest naval adventurers in literature and he is back with heroic battles, stoic command and illicit liaisons in a stunning new four-book Folio set that includes reproductions of Forester’s original maps.

  23. Thunderball

    Thunderball

    Ian Fleming

    Illustrated by Fay Dalton

    $95.00

    Thunderball, the latest volume in the Folio Bond Collection, features a new delectable series of images by Fay Dalton, and introduces one of Ian Fleming’s greatest villains – the nefarious Blofeld.

  24. The Best of Dorothy Parker

    The Best of Dorothy Parker

    Illustrated by Helen Smithson

    $95.00

    Enjoy The Best of Dorothy Parker in The Folio Society’s new edition of poetry and short stories from the greatest wit of her age, with the era-defining graphic illustrations of Helen Smithson.

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With some of the classics of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Folio Society publishes a captivating selection of modern fiction books. Whether modernist masterpieces of the early 20th century or recent Booker prize winners, this collection of modern fiction gloriously showcases the achievements of recent literature.  Each novel comes with beautiful illustrations and a striking, original & rare hardback binding.